A true renaissance man, Blake Anderson does it all.
From acting on top television networks like NBC and Comedy Central to producing for Netflix, to screenwriting, to even designing his own clothing line the young actor has done an amazing job at constantly reinventing and breaking barriers. The Knockturnal caught up with Blake ahead of Cinco De Mayo to see how he’s celebrating the holiday with Dos Equis and discuss his latest projects.
The Knockturnal: How do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo?
Blake Anderson: My way of keeping it interesante is just having plenty of Cinco Equis on deck about having good food, being around good people and definitely good music.
The Knockturnal: Can you tell us a little bit about your latest Netflix film, Game Over, and what it was like bringing the old Workaholics family back together again?
Blake Anderson: Game over is a movie out on Netflix right now with me and my best friend, Kyle, who’s also on Workaholics. Basically, the way we were pitching it is Workaholics meets Die Hard, so a really good comedy and a really good action movie all in one. I’m super proud of it. At first, since it was our first time departing from T.V and going to movies it was a little nerve-racking but since we’ve been together and worked together for so long it felt pretty natural. It was just a better budget and bigger stunts.
The Knockturnal: You also have a new sitcom you’re staring in on NBC!
Blake Anderson: Yes, I filmed this pilot for NBC called like family and it’s actually a multi-cam so it’s like live studio audience. So that was a little different I was definitely sweating it because I was like “I have to have my lines memorized since it’’s live.” but you know going back to when me and my guys were doing our sketch comedy, you feel the room, and feel the laughs and it motivates you to perform harder and be funnier.
The Knockturnal: We know that you’ve also been dabbling in fashion as well, can you speak to how you got your interest in the fashion world?
Blake Anderson: My website: Boredteenager.com, is something I was doing in between Workaholics. I really liked getting funky prints all over eBay, my girl at the time was super into fashion, and he we were just like it seems like a good time to really invest in ourselves and make our own t-shirt company so we’ve just kind of been running with that for the last three or four years and we’ve been really successful now we’re just trying to get it in stores all over the mall. We’re working closely with Zumiez now and just trying to get it in stores all over the mall.
The Knockturnal: You’re also lending your hat toward producing as well I hear?
Blake Anderson: Me and the guys got scrip sent to us it’s called “Eggplant Emoji” and it’s basically one of the guys cuts off his “g-unit” and it’s about getting it back to him safely, it’s a real romp through the woods. Super funny, a lot of young talent It’s really fun to be behind the cameras and still have a say. It’s all about knowing your role a little bit.
The Knockturnal: What’s up next for you, what can we expect in the future?
Blake Anderson: I like to keep acting and auditioning for things. I’m writing things for myself as well, I’m working on a couple cartoons, one with adult swim that’s this really cool stop motion animation and it ’s coming out in a couple months. For me, it’s just about staying creative and getting my voice out there.